Vegetatio

, Volume 23, Issue 5–6, pp 361–368 | Cite as

The phytosociology of some alpine meadows in N.W. Himalayas

  • V. Kaul
  • Y. K. Sarin
Original Articles

Summary

Phytosociological studies of certain meadows occurring above the tree line in N.W. Himalayas have been made. A close relationship of the ground cover with moisture, the thickness of soil cover and the amount and retention period of snow has been observed. Tendencies towards stunted growth and perennialism are universal among the plants in these loialities.

Keywords

Soil Cover Tree Line Ground Cover Alpine Meadow Retention Period 

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References

  1. Bharucha, F. R. &De Leeuw, W. C. 1957 — A practical guide to Plant sociology, Orient Longmans Bombay.Google Scholar
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Copyright information

© Dr. W. Junk n.v. Publishers 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Kaul
    • 1
  • Y. K. Sarin
    • 2
    • 1
  1. 1.Postgraduate department of BotanyUniversity of KashmirSrinagarIndia
  2. 2.Regional Research LaboratoryJammu-Tawi

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